THERE are a few drummers in rock who always seem to know the right thing to play, and can play it without trying to throw in the kitchen sink too. Russ Kunkel fits into that category.
The drums themselves offer Cozy the physical outlet his energy seems to need. "If I didn't play drums, I'd go berserk, "he admits.
Ten years ago, Horacee Arnold seemed poised for a take-off. His Tales Of The Exonerated Flea LP—released in the heyday of the Mahavishnu Orchestra, Weather Report, and Return To Forever—got the kind of reviews that many of the other fusionists only dreamt about (five stars in down beat, for example, with reviewer Marv Hohman calling […]
Backstage at the Ritz in lower Manhattan, Denise Dufort sits quietly in a corner of the tiny dressing room. Unassuming and perhaps a bit shy to boot, Dufort hardly gives off the impression that she’s the drummer in the all-female, heavy metal band, Girlschool. But a drummer she is, despite her sex and her diminutive […]
Jimmy Miller, producer of Traffic’s second album, in 1968, quipped in the liner notes that Jim Capaldi’s time is so perfect that even the drops of sweat falling from his brow keep the beat. A flawless time-keeper he is, but Capaldi is more: Though blessed with an ineluctable sense of swing (“but lacking in the […]